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NARC (Xbox)

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Genre: Action / Rating: M - (Mature) / 1 player / published by: Midway Home Entertainment

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      24.02.2010 09:51
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      Overall, not bad but not the best shooter game

      Narc was a huge action arcade hit in the 1980s. It received some criticism back then for containing drugs in the game, although these were only used by the enemies who you are out to kill. This version on the Xbox is not bad, but does have it's problems and perhaps only worth buying if you can pick it up for under £10. Would not recommend for children though due to the use of drugs in the game.

      In this third-person action game you play the role of a bunch of cops on a dangerous mission to find the source behind a new wonder drug called Liquid Soul. With that drug users can actually revive themselves from death. To make matters worse some of your follow cops are taking the drugs they find on crime scenes for themselves so they can sell them on the street. It is up to you to decide weather you will fight for truth and justice or join your crooked friends in the profitable drug trade.

      As well as being able to sell drugs in the game you can also take these drugs to enhance your abilities and strengths. For example, some drugs will improve aiming and some will make you move faster.

      One of my biggest problems with Narc here is the controls are awkward and confusing. You can move around the characters easily enough but it's the switching between the weapons and drugs that is difficult.

      The graphics are not bad but certainly no spectacular. The dark envioronments fit the game atmosphere pretty well but lack details to be honest with you.

      Overall it's not terrible but is a controversial game and unless you can get it cheaply probably isn't worth playing. There are better games out there to play.

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    NARC is an in-depth, third-person action/shooter videogame set against a stylized modern-day backdrop of the War on Drugs. Playing as dual characters, Hitman and Max Force, in the elite NARC squad you must rid the world of the powerful international K.R.A.K. drug cartel. Find them, bust them and/or kill them to bring justice to action-packed, crime-ridden, drug-infested streets. In NARC, players have an arsenal of weapons to use as well as down-and-dirty hand-to-hand fighting skills.